Not Something You Want to Read

Dana Stubblefield, a former NFL player, in booking photo from Santa Clara County District Attorney's office, ca. 2016.

The lede is pretty much sickening:

Three-time NFL Pro Bowler and Super Bowl winner Dana Stubblefield is facing charges that he raped a disabled woman.

And such as these tales go, the report only gets worse. This is not the fault of Brook Hays of UPI; rather, it’s just how these stories go.

No, really.

The alleged sexual assault occurred on the afternoon of April 9. After she visited the home of the ex-defensive lineman to be interviewed for a babysitting job, Stubblefield asked the 31-year-old victim to return so he could pay her for her time.

The woman says Stubblefield picked her up and took her to a couch and raped her, then gave her $80 before letting her go. She went straight to the Morgan Hill Police Department and reported the assault.

The victim stands five feet tall and weighs 105 pounds. The 45-year-old Stubblefield is 6-foot, 3 inches and weighs 310 pounds.

Authorities have Stubblefield’s DNA, recovered from the victim. Five felony counts later, I can only wonder what could possibly be worth it.

Maybe we’ll hear a head trauma defense.

Be that as it may, proclaiming oneself uncontrollably dangerous isn’t much of a defense.


Image note: Detail of inner sleeve image for Guns ‘n’ Roses Appetite for Destruction, ca. 1987, Robert Williams.

Hays, Brook. “Former NFL star Dana Stubblefield charged with raping disabled woman”. United Press International. 2 May 2016.

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